Friday, January 2, 2009

Social Experiments ... hmmm

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From Flashdance: "In November 2005, I started this crazy little experiment: free, outdoor dance parties done flashmob-style! The plan was that about once a month, I would send out an email for a specific night and a specific location to my FLASHDANCE email list so people would know where to go (& when). Then folks on the list would show up at the given location on the given night, & I’d bring my sound system & we all would dance dance dance to awesome dance music.

That was the plan. But I was filled with questions and worries:

Would anyone come? Would we immediately get shut down? Would it be fun?

Well, after doing a bunch of them, I can safely say WOOOOOOO! FlashDances ROCK!

The crowds have been GREAT, the response has been FANTASTIC, and the vibe is SUPER FUN!"

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